Preston, Maryland

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Population in 2014: 690 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.9%
Males: 350  (50.8%)
Females: 340  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Maryland median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 21655.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,213 (it was $48,125 in 2000)
Preston:

$56,213
MD:

$72,483

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,669 (it was $20,617 in 2000)

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,300 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Preston:

$188,300
MD:

$280,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $208,602; Detached houses: $209,505

Median gross rent in 2013: $844.

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  • Races in Preston, MD (2010)

    Preston races chart
    • 63688.5%White alone
    • 446.1%Black alone
    • 192.6%Two or more races
    • 81.1%Asian alone
    • 71.0%Hispanic
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone

Races in Preston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Preston: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.5%), English (16.5%), Irish (14.7%), United States (9.3%), Swedish (3.0%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,230 people per square mile   (low).

Preston,MD real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston town:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

20 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.8%
Maryland:

14.2%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Maryland as of December 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Preston to the number of sex offenders is 64 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,628 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,797 (1.1%)

Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (48.4 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (56.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Choptank, MD (1.7 miles) , Hurlock, MD (2.5 miles ), Secretary, MD (2.7 miles ), Federalsburg, MD (2.7 miles ), East New Market, MD (2.8 miles) , Trappe, MD (3.0 miles ), Williston, MD (3.0 miles) , Easton, MD (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $144,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.71 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Area code: 410

Preston household income distribution Preston home values distribution

Crime rates in Preston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0146.00.0
Assaults 3221112111
per 100,000 513.7351.5346.0173.3171.2154.6291.5146.0146.0137.7
Burglaries 4144442330
per 100,000 684.9175.7692.0693.2684.9618.2291.5438.0438.00.0
Thefts 194032105124631
per 100,000 3,253.47,029.95,536.31,733.1856.21,854.7583.1875.9438.0137.7
Auto thefts 0030203001
per 100,000 0.00.0519.00.0342.50.0437.30.00.0137.7
Arson 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0137.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.9) 292.3378.7396.2158.7149.7154.4142.698.8126.145.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Preston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Maryland average:

2.73
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Preston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Preston, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Preston town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Preston center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 371.6 miles away from Preston center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caroline County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Birthplace of: Nick Woodward - NASCAR driver.

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • ADVANCED DIALYSIS CENTER - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • THE PINES GENESIS ELDERCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • DAVITA - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • WILLIAM HILL MANOR HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAMBRIDGE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CAMBRIDGE, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 28 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Salisbury University (about 31 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 33 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 37 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 37 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)

Public elementary/middle school in Preston:

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Notable locations in Preston: Preston Branch Library (A), Preston City Hall (B), Preston Volunteer Fire Company (C), Preston Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: Bethesda United Methodist Church (A), Chapel of the Epiphany (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethesda Cemetery (1), Preston Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Preston: Preston Lions Club Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Caroline County Historical Society Inc (Museums; 3395 Linchester Road).

Caroline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.2. This is about average.

City:

79.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.681. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.681
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.63. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.63
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.0%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • Provident State Bank, Inc.: at 312 Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $213.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Holding Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Maryland average:

12.6

Preston travel time to work - commute Preston mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Preston town (based on Caroline County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,65230
Mainline Protestant3,42225
Catholic2,5853
Black Protestant1,4537
Other17-
None21,937-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Caroline County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caroline County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Caroline County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Caroline County:

30.0%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Preston:

17.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.1%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.5%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Preston:

53.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Preston, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$39,392$472,7041$11,821
Police - Other 0$0 1$5,138
Sewerage 2$28,616$171,6960$0
Water Supply 2$28,616$171,6960$0
Totals for Government 5$96,624$231,8982$16,959

Preston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($7.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $85,000 ($123.19)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($100.00)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($97.10)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($76.81)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($26.09)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($11.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($5.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,000 ($4.35)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $137,000 ($198.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($17.39)

Preston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($94.20)
    All Other: $7,000 ($10.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($26.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $46,000 ($66.67)
    All Other: $7,000 ($10.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($17.39)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($10.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($89.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $77,000 ($111.59)
    All Other: $17,000 ($24.64)
  • Tax - Property: $116,000 ($168.12)
    NEC: $5,000 ($7.25)

Preston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $175,000 ($253.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $111,000 ($160.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($246.38)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $99,000 ($143.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($17.39)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($7.25)

Preston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $735,000 ($1065.22)

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Maryland average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talbot County, MD  1.24% ($30,604 average AGI)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  0.79% ($30,926)
from Dorchester County, MD  0.73% ($27,239)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Maryland average:

6.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talbot County, MD  1.16% ($34,129 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.74% ($29,618)
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.66% ($42,513)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCEM-FM (106.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • Preston, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count268
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents389
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons66
  • Fatalities288
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents701
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents95
See more detailed statistics of Preston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.2 Mi Sw Of Md Rt 331 On Popular Neck (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.948000), Call Sign: WNFW607
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.412 MHz, 862.412 MHz, 863.412 MHz, 864.412 MHz, 865.412 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 10/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2011Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi N On Gaines Warf Rd (Lat: 38.764000 Lon: -75.877444), Call Sign: WZE608, Licensee ID: L00047577
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/1999, Expiration Date: 07/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004Registrant: Ronnie Steenken, 23667 Gilpin Pt Rd, Preston, MD 21655, Phone: (410) 673-7947
  • Lat: 38.702000 Lon: -75.877583, Call Sign: WQSC350
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 451.412 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Certifier: Richard GarrettRegistrant: State Of Maryland - Doit, 301 W Preston St, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone: (443) 540-1786, Fax: (410) 333-5163, Email:
  • Lat: 38.706639 Lon: -75.889083, Call Sign: WQWF770
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.800 MHzGrant Date: 08/10/2015, Expiration Date: 08/10/2025, Certifier: William L TarbuttonRegistrant: Teltronic, Inc., 2016 Windsor Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 742-1185, Fax: (410) 860-0430, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PRESTON ELEMENTARY S, 225 Main Street (Lat: 38.710889 Lon: -75.905583), Type: Building, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQND760
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2021, Certifier: James D MccormickRegistrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:
  • PRESTON WATER TOWER, Corner Of Wright Street And Maryland Ave. (Lat: 38.712639 Lon: -75.909806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WQNF433
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHz, 19480.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: James D MccormickRegistrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Rte 331 On Popular Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC290, Licensee ID: L00009119
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5600 MHzGrant Date: 05/18/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 749-2337
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md. Route 331 On Poplar Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC939, Licensee ID: L00009119
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.425 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21810
  • On Poplar Neck Rd., 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Route 331 (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKM443
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.810 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Randy K MurrayRegistrant: Blooston Mordkofsky Dickens Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:
  • S Side Of Grove Rd 2800' W Of Md Rt 16 (Lat: 38.754000 Lon: -75.889083), Call Sign: KGC602
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: J. Roy PottleRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Preston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: FISHER FLYING PRODUCTS FP-303 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 146BC , Serial Number: 3229, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce W Clendaniel, 6359 Harmony Rd, Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35059 , Serial Number: 6064, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond M Wessells, Rfd 1, Preston, MD 21655

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston and their reported violations in the past:

U5 FOODS - BETHLEHEM (Address: 21926 DOVER BRIDGE ROAD , Population served: 604, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (3 times from AUG-17-2010 to AUG-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
TOWN OF PRESTON (Address: 105 BACKLANDING ROAD , Population served: 566, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
PRESTON AUTOPLEX (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2006)
PRETTYMAN MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
WORM MLC YELLOW HILL KITCHEN (Address: 5680 NEWTON RD , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-24-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (7 times from JUL-16-2012 to MAY-11-2014)
WAYNE QUIDAS MLC FRAZIER NECK (Address: 6370 BELL CREEK ROAD , Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston that have no violations reported:

  • WORM BROS MLC YELLO HILL WASH (Address: 5680 NEWTON RD , Population served: 42, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAYNE QUIDAS MLC BELL CREEK (Address: 6370 BELL CREEK RD , Population served: 29, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Preston

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Most common first names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4874.5 years
James4372.5 years
Mary3575.6 years
John2774.0 years
Robert2669.0 years
Charles2570.6 years
Margaret1779.5 years
Ruth1576.1 years
Anna1583.2 years
George1375.6 years
Most common last names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1775.3 years
Todd1775.1 years
Taylor1574.7 years
Thomas1473.9 years
Friend1376.9 years
Adams1173.6 years
Frase1172.3 years
Green1174.0 years
Wright1080.1 years
Collins1076.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Preston, MD

  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1

Preston compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Preston on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
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